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Covid-19: Kenya records 949 new infections and four deaths

Health & Science - By Vincent Kejitan | November 28th 2020 at 06:49:55 GMT +0300
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced 949 new coronavirus cases in the country from a sample size of 8,311.

This pushes the cumulative number of confirmed positive cases to 82,605 from 879,261 samples.

From the cases, 913 are Kenyans while 36 are foreigners. 558 are males and 391 females. The youngest is a two -months old infant while the oldest is 100.

Distribution of the cases by counties; Nairobi 400, Kiambu 138, Mombasa 71, Kakamega 49, Kericho 33, Kisii 30, Nyamira 26, Machakos 24, Kisumu 18, Kilifi 15, Taita Taveta 15, Bungoma 15, Busia 14, Makueni 9, Siaya 9, Kajiado 9, Turkana 9, Laikipia 9, Embu 8, Murang’a 7, Nyeri 7, Tana River 6, Lamu 4, Meru 4, Nakuru 4, Vihiga 4, Bomet 2, Isiolo 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Kitui 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, Migori 1 and Homa Bay 1.

On a positive note, 274 patients have recovered from the disease, 224 from the Home-Based Care Program while 50 have been discharged from various hospitals.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

The total recoveries now stand at 54,399. Sadly, four patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,445.

There are 1,244 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 7,829 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 78 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 50 of whom are on ventilatory support and 74 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 105 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 76 are in general wards and 25 in High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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